Critical Reflection on self as leader and leadership practice

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CRITICAL REFLECTION ON SELF AS
LEADER AND LEADERSHIP
PRACTICE
WELCOME TO THE GREAT EXPLORATION!
LEADERSHIP IS COMPLEX…
The landscape of leadership seems to be always moving with new
themes emerging. Leaders and the practice of Leadership
requires you to deal with uncertainty, complexity, collaboration.
How ready are you?
OBJECTIVE OF THIS UNIT
This Unit explores leadership through a reflective lens to
enable critical
• reflection on Self as Leader, leadership practice in a
complex settings and leadership development.
• It will enable critical reflection using a Leadership
psychometric profiling combined with a theoretical
framework.
• This will provide an approach for critically evaluating the
self as leader, leadership practice and leadership
development.
• Exploration and critical evaluation of emerging and
traditional theories of leadership, dynamics of power,
trust, collaboration and context.
EMBRACING THE THEORY & PRACTICE
Theory & Practice
combine to
enhance your
academic and
vocational
development.
It will support and
underpin your
learning and
development
Literature will focus
on aspects of
Leader and
Leadership, critical
reflection and
coaching.
LEADER & LEADERSHIP
A quote to provoke your thinking…
“Before you are a leader, success
is all about growing yourself”
When you become a leader,
success is all about growing
others”
Jack Welch
LEADERSHIP BEGINS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL:
THINKING ABOUT YOURSELF AS A LEADER
This journey of
development will
include exploring
Psychometrics.
How can these
help our
understanding of
ourselves a
leaders.
How can we use
them to develop
our leadership
practice.
IDENTIFY HOW YOU CAN DEVELOP YOUR
LEADERSHIP SKILLS
You will reflect upon your own
leadership strengths
You will explore and decide your way
forward for development, your goals,
your aspirations…
You may engage in action learning
and peer support to do this.
YOUR ROLE IN THE ORGANISATION,
YOUR CHALLENGES
You will have the
opportunity to
explore your
current and future
challenges in the
context of you as
a leader, and your
leadership
practice.
We will explore a
range of issues
including power
and trust for
example.
LEADERSHIP IS ALSO ABOUT PERSONAL
CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
Developing coaching
skills and using these
skills in the support
and development of
others.
You will be
working
with your peers,
practicing
coaching
and engaging
In action
learning.
GOING FORWARD…
What is your picture?
For you as a leader… and your
leadership practice?
Join the journey of discovery
WHEN YOU FINISH THIS UNIT YOU
WILL BE ABLE TO…
Critically evaluate the contribution of theoretical models
associated with leadership when applied in complex
business settings;
Evaluate the need for reflective learning and selfawareness in relation to the role of the leader,
development of self as leader and practice of leadership;
Assess the importance of dynamics of trust and power
within complex relational and collaborative settings;
Evaluate the challenges and opportunities to integrate
coaching, mentoring and an action learning approach
within current leadership practice.
ASSESSMENT : TWO PIECE OF WORK
1:
Leadership Profile and development review:
You have the opportunity to draw from a range of tools
and activities to produce a 2000 word leadership profile.
You can apply relevant leadership theory to context,
incorporating critical reflective practice in the process.
•
2:
Leadership Report – You will produce a 3000 word
critique of the role of leaders in relation in local and
complex contexts; reflecting on both the challenges
faced by leaders when leading people and developing
leadership practice within diverse and complex settings.
AND FINALLY
Your teaching team will include:
• Stephanie Sturges:
• Stephanie is an Executive coach, Senior Lecturer in
Leadership and qualified in a range of
Psychometrics
• Dr. Linda Alker :
• Linda is a Principle Lecturer in Leadership, coach
and also qualified in a range of psychometrics
LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU
Stephanie Sturges
[email protected]

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